In the final post of our three-part series on RapidValue and business process management, we show you how to prepare solution implementations. It is part of our vision to help customers align business and IT, and RapidValue, our business process management solution, is one of the key enablers of this effort. RapidValue helps businesses and their technology providers gain and document an understanding of the relationships between different applications, as well as between business processes and applications.
RapidValue establishes priority and delivers visibility of all business processes that company applications need to support. In addition, the business process management solution offers an effective way to capture and visualize the scope, gaps, and requirements in implementations. As the sole repository for all business process and application information, RapidValue helps businesses and consultants manage change and maintain effective governance during the entire lifecycle of an application.
RapidValue isn’t designed to replace other resources that Microsoft partners and customers like to use during ERP implementations. Rather, RapidValue complements such valuable tools and methodologies as Microsoft Visio for business process modeling, Sure Step to structure implementations, Microsoft SharePoint Server for collaboration and content management, and Microsoft Project for project planning. As the central repository for all data related to business processes and applications, RapidValue extends and integrates with these resources.
RapidValue allows technology and business managers and consultants to build and deliver business solutions from within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, and incorporate relevant industry expertise and best practices within them. As you design business solutions in RapidValue, you can define and describe the business process hierarchy, the company’s organization model, and its strategic goals. You can also set up flow diagrams that describe workflows, roles, and responsibilities across the organization, and link these directly to the applications in use at the company.
You can then use these business solutions as starting points for the implementation of a solution. To do this, you will usually begin by making a copy of a standard business solution model, which you can modify to address specific requirements.